Rand_Paul For like 24 hours, tea baggers basked in outsider glory when their guy, Rand Paul (son of Ron Paul), won the Kentucky Senate primary over his Republican adversary. Pundits hailed the Tea Party as a tour de force that incumbents on both the left and right should fear. That is, until Paul opened his mouth and started speaking…about anything. From the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to BP or the conspiratorial Amero, Paul’s fringe views are quickly turning his current victory lap into an inevitable career-killing crash that we all get to watch in almost real time.